LG has kicked off the IFA 2012 new product avalanche by announcing the Optimus L9, a new big-screened Android smartphone to head up its stylish-yet-affordable L-Series line.
It comes packing a 4.7in display in a neat and slim chassis, and boasts a range of mid-level specs that could prove tempting for anyone looking to step up from the entry-level bracket.
That will depend on price, of course, and LG hasn't given us any clues on that front, but we can at least go over the spec in the meantime.
That sizeable display is an IPS panel – no word on the resolution yet – which should ensure decent visuals on screen to match the attractive lines of the handset itself.
There's a dual-core 1GHz processor on the inside (again, no details yet), along with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage. Camera-wise we're looking at an unremarkable 5MP/VGA combo, while LG reckons the combination of its SiO+ technology and a high-density 2,510mAh battery will be good for “all day long” use. Nothing like specifics, eh chaps?
A skinned version of Android 4.0 is pretty much what you'd expect on the OS front, while LG seems quite excited by the presence of a bespoke QTranslator app (think Google Goggles) and a customisable right/left software keyboard.
That's not a whole lot to be getting particularly excited about, but that's the way of it with mid-range devices. That said, it does look pretty good. Or as LG puts it: “Inheriting LG’s premium L-Style design philosophy, the Optimus L9 has a 9.1mm thin body with a slimming metallic streak and modern square style that offers a comfortable grip from its slim and stylish design.”
There you go, then.